Bolsonaro sanctions new authorization rules in road transport

The sanction of the project establishes new rules for the exploration of interstate and international road passenger transport in the country. Photo: Aniele Nascimento / Gazeta do Povo

President Jair Bolsonaro has sanctioned the law that changes the rules for authorizing companies to provide interstate and international road passenger transport services in the country. The sanction was published this Thursday (6) in the Official Journal. The project was approved in December by Congress. “The sanction of the project establishes new rules for the operation of interstate and international road passenger transport, in order to seek market balance, and thus maintain user safety through the quality of service provision”, specifies the press release. of the General Secretariat of the Presidency.

The new law amends parts of the legislation that regulates the land passenger transport sector. Among the main changes is the requirement of a minimum share capital of R $ 2 million for companies that intend to operate interstate and international routes. The law also provides that the authorization of providers of this type of service will depend on proof of accessibility, security and the requirements of the company’s technical, operational and economic capacity, to be considered in proportion to the specification of the service. , in accordance with the executive power. regulations.

The intermediation authorization for the sale of tickets has been maintained, currently carried out via technological platforms and applications. However, buses carrying non-scheduled passengers, such as tours and tourism, for example, are prohibited from selling tickets along regular lines.

After a technical statement from the ministries, the president vetoed the end of inspection fees for the provision of services and exploration of infrastructure amounting to R $ 1,800 per year per bus registered by companies holders of an authorization or an authorization granted by the National Land. Transport agency. According to the General Secretariat of the Presidency, the end of the payment would represent a negative fiscal impact, since it would eliminate the collection of the inspection fee for interstate and international collective road passenger transport, which would lead to a forfeiture of revenue. without the follow-up of an estimate its budgetary and financial impact and the compensatory measures.

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